Will Bartsch M.S.

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Professional Title
Data Collection and Delivery Research Group Leader

Will’s research focuses on the development and analysis of spatial data to better understand aquatic and terrestrial environments. He is particularly interested in increasing access to spatial data in an effort to both facilitate communication about Minnesota’s natural resources and improve the decisions that impact those resources.


  • M.S. Water Resources Science, University of Minnesota - 2012
  • B.S. Biology, University of Minnesota Duluth - 2005


Google Scholar

Linking place-based science to people through spatial narratives of coastal stewardship

8 years 10 months ago
Linking place-based science to people through spatial narratives of coastal stewardshipSilbernagel, J., Host, G. E., Hagley, C. A., Hart, D., Axler, R. P., Fortner, R., Axler, M., Smith, V., Drewes, A., Bartsch, W., Danz, N., Mathews, J. & Wagler, M., Apr 22 2015, In: Journal of Coastal Conservation. 19, 2, p. 181-198 18 p.

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Featured Research Projects

The ForCAST tool attempts to provide forestry professionals and land managers with an opportunity to evaluate how a changing climate and changing markets might affect Minnesota’s forests and

Online mapping tools and data for natural resource planning, management, and research in Minnesota.

NRRI News Articles

Aerial view of Camp Ripley

NRRI study maps conservation opportunities for Camp Ripley Sentinel Landscape in face of climate change.

A split screen showing a map of Minnesota with dots indicating drill core sites. Graph on other half.

Database pulls it all together for online minerals exploration and discovery

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An easy-to-use online Minnesota Atlas, developed at the Natural Resources Research Institute, received recognition from the Office of the Governor as recommended by the Minnesota

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